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Gloriette

  • Schönbrunner-Schloss-Strasse Map It
  • 13th District/Hietzing
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Published 04/07/2016

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At the crest of the hill, topping off the Schönbrunn Schlosspark, sits a baroque masterstroke: Johann Ferdinand von Hohenberg's Gloriette, now restored to its original splendor. Perfectly scaled, the Gloriette—a palatial pavilion that once offered royal guests a place to rest and relax on their tours of the palace grounds and that now houses a welcome café—holds the vast garden composition together and at the same time crowns the ensemble with a brilliant architectural tiara. This was a favorite spot of Maria Theresa's, though in later years she grew so obese—not surprising, given that she bore 16 children in 20 years—it took six men to carry her in her palanquin to the summit.

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Schönbrunn Palace, Schönbrunner-Schloss-Strasse, Vienna, Vienna, A-1130, Austria

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Published 04/07/2016

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